Top Ten Music Artists That Have Helped People

I'll admit I have a very narrow music taste, but as far as artists that have truly helped their fans get through hard times… here's what I've seen or heard from people. No need for anyone to bash on the genres here - talk about the artists themselves, and how they've been a part of your life. So no negativity please!

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

His music is a real escape. His lyrics and messages are pure and genuine. - ThatStrangeKid42

He helped people by making Neverland Ramch and bringing little kids over and have some happy fun! *sarcasm* - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Mike,your musuc is wonderful,so clever and beautiful man died so young rest in peace
God Bless you
P.S. U deserve number 1
Man in the mirror

2 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

My Chemical Romance was one of the most important bands of our generation. It's astonishing how a song can change someone's view of the world. How they can make a suicidal person re-think and help people through tough times. The thing that I love about My Chemical Romance is the fact that they understand things that no other adults that I know understand. Their song "Teenagers", for example. It's about most adults view of us, like we're some kind of animals, and then Gerard singing about how they're wrong and that he understands us. Every single song has a great concept, but because they're super intelligent and talented, sometimes you have to dig deep to find out the purpose of the song. Gerard's voice has so much emotion in it, I have never heard anything like it. They're just completely amazing, both on and off-stage.

The MCRmy is like a family, making a statement. It's all about empowerment, anti-suicide, and facing your fears. Any My Chemical Romance fan can easily explain what songs like "Famous Last Words" did for them. In many cases, My Chem's songs have saved lives. It's astonishing what the lyrics this band made did for people. My Chemical Romance fans - remember when people always said Gerard promoted suicide? Remember pulling out your iPod, and playing "Famous Last Words" for those detractors? Seeing the looks on their faces when they heard the chorus. Anybody who's really gotten into My Chemical Romance will understand this. Even just going to their shows was a wonderful, empowering experience. - ThatStrangeKid42

3 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Marshall knows how life can be tough, and his lyrics reflect that. Don't you dare censor this man. He speaks the flat-out truth, whether you want to accept it or not. One of the most emotional and passionate music artists ever, especially in a genre that seems to lack those qualities these days. - ThatStrangeKid42

He is a cool rapper!

He may have cussed and sweared a lot but his lyrics have inspired me not to give up and carry on with my life

4 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

I, personally, have never listened to her, but she's getting a lot of attention lately. Most of it very positive. I know someone's going to put this on the list if I don't, so I'll put her here so she's in a higher spot, in the Top 10. Her fans can comment their own stuff here. I don't know much about her, but her popularity definitely earns her a spot here. - ThatStrangeKid42

Not only performed at the David Foster Foundation's charity event to support Canadian children needing organ transplants, she sponsored a family with a sick child herself, paying for all of their needs so that they could live near the hospital where the operation took place.

When burglars stole all the presents from her local Christmas charity in Pittsburgh, at the last minute Jackie Evancho purchased replacement gifts so that no child went without.

Does numerous charity concert events, including those that benefit crippled children, kids awaiting organ transplants, deaf children, seals, anti-bullying, animal shelters, music education in schools, and she is very popular at Muhammad Ali's "Celebrity Fight Night" that benefits MLS.

5 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Linkin park are the most awesome band of all time

LP fans just use the music to let loose - that includes all of their fan base, whether you're from the Hybrid Theory days or the Living Things era. - ThatStrangeKid42

6 Blood On the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

Uh, they never helped anyone. All they ever did was molest people - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I don't actually see why, but if those scene kids say BOTDF "saved their lives", then so be it! - ThatStrangeKid42

7 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Yes, andy biersack is hot as well

Saved me from death

Ask any BVB Army fan what Andy Biersack tells them - it's that it's okay to be different, to be yourself. - ThatStrangeKid42

8 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

I'm personally not a fan, but it takes a lot of loyalty to your fans to get a fan base as devoted as the Directioners. These people will defend 1D with a passion, and there's a good reason why.

P.S. to SS fans: Don't get so worked up. Not all Directioners insulted Mitch, it was just a few stupid ones. I'm an SS fan myself, so understand what I'm saying please. - ThatStrangeKid42

9 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

She makes a lot of anti-suicide statements, and promotes uniqueness. - ThatStrangeKid42

10 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

The Contenders

11 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

This band took a big turn for the better when "You Only Live Once" got out. You don't need to know the whole band's catalogue, but you can say Suicide Silence helped you with just that one song. Believe it or not, "No Pity For A Coward" kinda works, too. Maybe scaring people out of suicide. It's brutal honesty. And the SS fanbase has endured through one of the biggest tragedies in modern music. They didn't turn their backs on a struggling band without Mitch. They supported the progression of Suicide Silence, welcomed a new singer, and in return got an amazing album. I would place this higher on the list…but a lot of these other artists have bigger fanbases, sadly… - ThatStrangeKid42

12 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

His earlier songs were about what he was going through at the time, depression, addiction and anger.

I know his songs have helped a lot of people

13 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

Their music helps depressed kids

14 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. more.
15 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
16 Marilyn Manson

He didn't do anything to help

He deserves to be much higher on this list.
He has helped so many people through his incredible music. He expresses individuality and freedom.
Heaven Upside Down. - maarilynmaanson

17 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". more.

One of the only good things about her is that she helps the poor - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Let's admit, she may have made bad music, but she had donated to the poor.

Gives money to the poor so they can live a better life. - philbeech13

18 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Their music and lyrics take me to another place (ex.- The Bard's Song). Blind Guardian are a great German metal band. - Metal_Treasure

19 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.
20 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.
21 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
22 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.
23 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.
24 The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.
25 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the most iconic rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The more.

He helped his neighborhood in New Orleans after Katrina.

26 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.
27 Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
28 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

Remember Live Aid? - Drewman1211

29 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
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